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Working the holiday... by choice

Dec 23, 2013
There are a lot of Americans working during the holidays. Not all of them do it because they have to.
Posted In: holiday, working

In which U.S. holiday shopping is mellow

Dec 4, 2013
You think holiday shoppers in the U.S. are crazy? You ain't seen nothing.
Posted In: holiday, shopping

3 April Fools' pranks you shouldn't pull at the office (and 1 you should)

Apr 1, 2013
Feel free to pull pranks at work, but don't take them too far.
Posted In: office, jokes, holiday

The Easter Bunny comes bearing toys these days

Mar 27, 2013
The toy industry has gradually made inroads on Easter, one of the least commercial holidays. But Santa Claus shouldn't feel threatened quite yet.
Posted In: Easter, Retail, holiday

The holiday bonus: From turkeys to incentive plans

Dec 14, 2012
It used to be that you might get a turkey from your boss as a holiday bonus, but today a bonus check is more like it.
Posted In: holiday, salary

Charitable giving swells in December

Dec 27, 2011
December is a big month for charities, and even in tough times, Americans are giving to those in need.
Posted In: Charity, Charitable giving, holiday

When the holiday season means more waste

Dec 21, 2011
During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. Here are some tips on how to try and keep the waste low.
Posted In: green, holiday, holiday shopping

DIY Christmas: Fridge pickles and infused booze

Dec 2, 2011
Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com shares two gifts you can make that'll be winners under any tree.
Posted In: holiday, gifts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Frightful weather on the East Coast and post-holiday recycling

Dec 27, 2010
The northeast corridor suffers a post-holiday blizzard, and travelers face canceled flights, trains and roads too dangerous to drive. The cold...
Posted In: blizzard, comics, holiday, mid-day update, Oil, oil price, recycle, sustainability

On mailing champagne flutes

Nov 29, 2010
This final note today: A helpful tip as you get those holiday packages ready to ship off to relatives. Whatever you do, don't mark it "fragile."...
Posted In: fedex, holiday, mail, packages, Postal Service, UPS

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